Let’s not jump on every opportunity
RE: Connolly project put into receivership (July 18)
In response to this article I feel it necessary to comment on the lack of due diligence exercised with this particular project and developer. If there was a history of bankruptcies and receiverships, should there not have been more care taken at the outset?
Was the city so blinded and excited by another developer interested in building in Hamilton, further substantiating the f alse hopes that LRT will attract development?
Why is the city willing to make concessions for these larger developers while the smaller ones are held up for years due to bureaucratic processes? Hamilton has lost many projects due to the lack of an organized system.
The destruction of another historical landmark is unconscionable. As with many other city projects, more attention, caution, awareness and concern should be directed toward those who are all too eager to ride on the coattails of the real estate frenzy.
That ship is sailing away, and LRT will not encourage economic uplift, even when forced. This may be just one example of many to come if the LRT is built. We have a great city; let’s be wise with the planning and not jump on every opportunity in an attempt to fulfil a dream that might turn into a nightmare. Carol Lazich, Hamilton